India discard Irfan Pathan did his bit before being undone by Anureet Singh © Getty Images (File Photo)
India discard Irfan Pathan (above) did his bit before being undone by Anureet Singh © Getty Images (File Photo)

New Delhi: Jan 13, 2015

Opener Kedar Devdhar played a superb 80-run knock and shared a 107-run stand with skipper Aditya Waghmode (41) as Baroda scored 271 for seven against Railways on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match, here today.

Devdhar and Waghmode had steadied the Assam innings after opener Saurabj Wakaskar left crease without scoring a single run after electing to bat.

However, both of them became victims of off-spinner Arnab Nandi, Railways’ most successful bowler of the day with three for 68.

Nandi first trapped the rival skipper and then had Devdhar stumped. It pegged the visitors back and they struggled to build partnerships after the loss of two well-set batsmen.

Nandi also removed Hardik Pandya (9) cheaply and then left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav (2/51) rocked the rival middle-order by accounting for dangerous Yusuf Pathan (38) and Deepak Hooda (23).

India discard Irfan Pathan (30) did his bit before being undone by Anureet Singh (2/45) but failed to convert the start into a big knock.

Pinal Shah (26) and Swapnil Singh (19) will resume Baroda innings tomorrow.

Brief Scores:

Baroda 271 for 7 in 91 overs.(Kedar Devdhar 80, Aditya Waghmode 41; Arnab Nandi 3 for 68) vs Railways.